Sunday, 30 June 2013

Emilia - 6 days old

2400gm (only 180 bellow birth weight) 
Finally has all tubes removed except for her annoying feed tube. (That goes tomorrow) 
Still wasn't allowed to pick her up.
Now the iv and antibiotics are out and stopped she is so much more alert (and grumpy) (see the frown in the photo)
We heard her cry for the first time today.
Eyes were open and very observant, they seem dark but I'm sure there is some light colour showing through?? Time will tell. 
Hopefully they have started bottle feeding her tomorrow. Then hopefully we can bring her home Wednesday "ish"
All in all another fantastic daddy day 

Check out that baby frown!!! 
Almost a cheeky smile there. 

1 week tomorrow 

Xxxx Chris and Tim 

Saturday, 29 June 2013

Hotel Eden - Delhi

Well what an exciting week it has been. Last Saturday my brother in law married his beautiful bride. Monday our baby daughter made her entrance into the word. Thursday we packed like crazy and boarded the flight to India. Friday morning we met our daughter for the first time. Saturday we spent time with our new surrogacy family from all over the world. which brings me to the present "Sunday" 30 June 2013.

Soooo Yeahhh just a normal week really. NOT!

Ok so i am using Tims laptop to write this, ignore my spelling. if it doesnt make sense it is the computer or the jet lag.

so i am still stuck on Melbourne time. 6am melbourne time wake up is 1 am here!!! this is killing me.

oh i have to say it this keyboard is terrible.

Emilia is doing great. she lost about 300 - 400 grams from her birth weight but is now back on the increase. she is simply perfect.

We have again met some really great people who we are proud to be sharing this journey with. Without the support of everyone else chasing the same dream it may very well be a lonely road. We were invited by a beautiful person to visit her twins in the NICU who were born very early. this was a true honor as her daughters are the most amazing and beautiful babies i have seen, She is a strong person herself and it really shows through in her 2 babies.

I am told that it is best to keep blog post short and frequent. So how about i leave this post here and i promise to post again daily.

XXX Chris and Tim

Thanks for following our journey

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Baby Emilia Elizabeth (Mili)


We are proud daddy's to a beautiful baby girl

What a day Monday the 24th of June was and will be for ever. Finished work, sitting in the lounge, SMS from best friend that read "bloody pack already" my reply was that "baby won't come early!!!! Press send on SMS only to receive an email that read

Dear Chris,
We hope you are doing well.
We would like to inform you that R is having high blood pressure.

In view of the same, our Obstetrician team had a detailed discussion and decided to do her delivery today.
Please note that we have planned her Cesarean today at 4:15 PM in Eden Hospital.
We will request our colleague- Ms. Nabanita to please visit Eden Hospital to capture photos of your baby after birth.

We will get back to you soon with good news :))

With Best Regards,
SCI Healthcare
A-28, Kailash Colony
New Delhi- 110048

Omg!!! This is happening..  Now to understand that email was making reference to the birth taking place in less than 45 minutes. 

Well at least 3 painful hours that felt like a lifetime we got this

Dear  Chris,

Greetings from SCI Healthcare!!!

Please find attached the Pics of your baby girl.

Also please find below the health status of your baby:

 *   Baby is healthy and fine.
 *   Baby is on Demand Feed.
 *   Vital and System of the Baby is Stable.

Omg omg omg. 

Emilia Elizabeth born 24th June 2013 at 10.24pm AEST weighing 2.56 kg and 46 cm long decided it was time to explore this world at 36w4d.

There are NO words that can describe this feeling.

Pictures to come very soon.



Monday, 17 June 2013

2 weeks until we leave

2 weeks we will be taking off from Melbourne heading for Singapore for a 72 hour stopover then onto Delhi for what will be a month long life changing holiday.

We flew with Singapore air last time and we were very happy with their service. Tim decided he wanted to stop In Singapore to visit Universal Studios and do shopping, so we will spend 2 days there before continuing to Delhi.

I have never been the sort to count down to any life event but this one is a little different. I am already in holiday mode (my staff tell me that they can tell when i am preparing for a holiday as i stop wearing my work uniform) hahahaha well i stopped wearing it this week.

Well that is all for now however i will update everyone following our journey as often as possible

xxxxxxx Chris and Tim

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Baby Shower

Last Saturday my close friend and mother in law organised a baby shower. It was great to have friends and family come and celebrate with us. It was Tim's brother's bucks party the same day coincidentally so he had to share his time between the two events. I will let the photos speak for themselves and thank you to everyone who was there and gave us fantastic baby gifts.

 This cake was made by my gorgeous 10 year old niece Hayley (Pictured)

 "Nappy Cakes"?????? i had never heard of these before. Now i have 2 of them. How cool do they look, i don't even want to unwrap them. Guess the number of lollies in the giant bottles. (little bit of fun)


LOLLIES, lollies, LoLlIeS and MoRe LOLLIES

 Diabetics were sent disclaimers before attending as the level of sugar available for consumption was VERY HIGH. And with the variety we still only bought about 10% of the available variety in the store.

 My Nephew Marcus was more than happy to sit next to the lolly buffet.

 Uncles Chris and Bryan cleaning up the kitchen after the party.

 This may sound very strange, but i TOTALLY DISLIKE receiving gifts for me. I would much prefer to buy gifts for others than receive them. LUCKY for me all of these gifts are for the baby.....

 The nursery finally has some colour. We still have a little more decorating to do but it will get there. Our families have asked us not to decorate to much as they want to come in while we are in Delhi (and know if its a boy or girl) and decorate it for us.

According to my calculations we are 35 weeks today, not long to go now. We plan to arrive in Delhi early July for the best overseas holiday EVER.

Thanks for following our journey.

xxx Chris and Tim